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My 300C is now coming up to 2 years old and I have just clocked up 52,000 so the warranty will run out at 60,000 (in about 4 months) rather than 3 years.

I don't want to be without cover so has anyone bought an extended warranty from Chrysler/elsewhere and can they give me any feedback on it please?

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A good thread to start ruislip. I am interested in this for the opposite reason - I have had my car for around 10 months now and have clocked up around 4K miles. Taking in holidays I reckon I will only do an average of 5K a year equating to 15K in three years. It may well be in my interests to extend my warranty by at least another year and hold onto the car longer than my accustomed 3 years. So looking for feedback too.
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I'd be interested in this too. I have done 70K miles in 21 months in my CRD Touring. I found out that the warranty runs for 2 years no matter what the mileage which was a bonus, but I think an extended warranty would be a good idea as I have had nothing much happen to the car at all in those 21 months! Almost certainly it will happen as soon as the warranty expires!
 

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I used this company on my previous G Voyager. Level of cover was excellent about £35.00 PCM and you could cancel at any time. When the air con unit died they paid out £800.00 no quibbles. Hope this helps.

Warranty Direct :: The UK's leading car warranty & household warranty supplier. Providing used car warranties, new car warranties, and household protection for your TV, washing machine and other products.
I used Warranty Direct on my previous Audi. They were rubbish and I was warned away from them by Inde-Tech, an Audi specialist in MK. My gearbox went at 43,000 miles. WD wanted Inde-Tech or the dealer to fully strip down the gearbox (at my cost) and let them inspect it before deciding whether they would cover it. Both dealer and I-T said it was a rip off; Audi ended up giving me a new gearbox at 50% cost. WD did the same with a water pump.

Why not try asking your dealer for Chrysler extended warranty?
 

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I can only say that i made 3 claims with them via a local WD approved repairer and had no difficulties with any of the claims.
 

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WD tried to get out of a £900 claim i had by saying you should have a warranty from where you bought the car on my old Rover 75.. What a joke.. They paid up in the end rather reluctantly but it was a fight and i'd certainly never use them again. Dont know if the AA still do this but you could take their breakdown cover and add parts and labour to it for an extra £50 per year IIRC which wasnt too bad. Limited to 3 x max £500 claims though i think
 

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WD tried to get out of a £900 claim i had by saying you should have a warranty from where you bought the car on my old Rover 75.. What a joke.. They paid up in the end rather reluctantly but it was a fight and i'd certainly never use them again. Dont know if the AA still do this but you could take their breakdown cover and add parts and labour to it for an extra £50 per year IIRC which wasnt too bad. Limited to 3 x max £500 claims though i think
I used AA after WD; they are OK but they only pay up if you have broken down and they have to ferry you home or patch you up on the road. I managed to nurse my Audi back home before calling them but they said that was not covered under the T&Cs.
 

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When I purchased my 2007 300C a few months ago, it had 22K on it and was never titled (used by dealership). I purchased a 74 year, 999,999 mile Chrysler warranty for a about $1,900. Now, I intend to drive this rocket until I leave the solar system. It will be a very worth while investment. Looking at the Chrysler website it covers anything that is mechanical, excluding the shell.
 

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Dealer warranty comes in at around £700pa and is simply and extension of the orginial full warranty - not like other dealers who reduce what is covered in the extended warranty. You MUST have at least 1 full month ramaining on your original warranty to extend it so don't leave to the last minute.
 

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I was over at Murray Motors in Glasgow today to see about the finish on my wheels i.e. getting the wheels photographed to confirm surface damage so that Chrysler will agree to replacement. While there I asked about Extended Warranty. Basically it was about £850 for a year provided you ordered and paid for it within the existing 3 year warranty period - outwith that period it went up to about £1050 for the 4th year. I would assume that if you then wanted to continue it for the 5th year then it would simply cost £1050 as they will not sell more than 1 year's warranty in advance. There were a number of minor exclusions - in the main service items like adjusment of drive belts, oil, tyres etc. and he did tell me that while it didn't show on the listing replacement of wheels was also not covered.
However, we did have a wee discussion and he advised me that ALL parts replaced under the original 3 year warranty are covered by their own warranty for a period of 2 years from fitting - so it would appear that played correctly you could end up with a life-time's warranty on the wheels. :) To be more realistic it would make sense to schedule a complaint about wheels to just prior to the expiry of the 3 year warranty. It seems that mileage is considered to be a contributory factor with wheel surface damage as he also photographed my dash and when asked why he said it was to show the mileage of the car. So food for thought!!
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It seems that mileage is considered to be a contributory factor with wheel surface damage as he also photographed my dash and when asked why he said it was to show the mileage of the car. So food for thought!!
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Not true! My car done ONLY 3800 miles when the weels corroded!
Still wating for the f***ing replacements :(
 

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Not true! My car done ONLY 3800 miles when the weels corroded!
Still wating for the f***ing replacements :(

Florin_m I can beat that. My "New" car purchased Apr 08 had 25 delivery miles on it. I told the dealer it had damaged wheels which are due to be replaced under warranty (even though the warranty hadn't officially started) and I too am still waiting (some 4 weeks later). I've been told they are on back order probably because the release of the new vehicles with different wheels has meant the manufacturer isn't making as many of the old type.

I did say I'd accept the newer wheels or 20" ones as a replacement. I've been quite patient up til now, but I can feel a letter coming on.
 

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While there I asked about Extended Warranty. Basically it was about £850 for a year provided you ordered and paid for it within the existing 3 year warranty period - outwith that period it went up to about £1050 for the 4th year. I would assume that if you then wanted to continue it for the 5th year then it would simply cost £1050 as they will not sell more than 1 year's warranty in advance. There were a number of minor exclusions - in the main service items like adjusment of drive belts, oil, tyres etc. and he did tell me that while it didn't show on the listing replacement of wheels was also not covered.Cheers John
Hi Guys

Thought I would resurrect a previous thread rather than start a new one.

With 2009 now in full swing, my car is fast approaching its 3rd anniversary, on March 9th to be precise, so MOT & warranty decision time.

I was thinking about "self-warranting" on the basis that if I put £2k away over 2 years, I would like to think that would cover quite a good bit of repair work if necessary. However I depend on my car for work, and can't really afford to be without it.

Although, touch wood, it has been mega-reliable so far, things like swirl motor linkage failure worry me - lots of labour to fix!

So its either that or just pay up for the dealer warranty and be done with it.

What do you guys think?
 

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Hi Guys

Thought I would resurrect a previous thread rather than start a new one.

With 2009 now in full swing, my car is fast approaching its 3rd anniversary, on March 9th to be precise, so MOT & warranty decision time.

I was thinking about "self-warranting" on the basis that if I put £2k away over 2 years, I would like to think that would cover quite a good bit of repair work if necessary. However I depend on my car for work, and can't really afford to be without it.

Although, touch wood, it has been mega-reliable so far, things like swirl motor linkage failure worry me - lots of labour to fix!

So its either that or just pay up for the dealer warranty and be done with it.

What do you guys think?
I did a bit of research and bought a Warranty Direct policy for £400 for 12 months. If I have any claims I will post how I get on
 
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